The meeting of Municipal Corporation SAS Nagar on Tuesday, is expected to be a stormy affair as the house would deliberate on introducing paid parking in all markets of the town.
SAD-BJP is already up in arms against the ruling alliance of Azaad group and Congress on the issue of paid parking and are pressing for a roll back. The MC based on the recommendations of a three member committee is pushing for introducing paid parking in all markets with an eye on revenue generation.
SAD councilor and leader of opposition in the house Bharat Bhushan Mynee, , said, “The ruling alliance is unnecessarily putting a burden on the residents of SAS Nagar by bringing in the agenda of introducing paid parking in all markets. We have opposed this from the begining. But the irony is opposition is being ignored and not taken into consideration while arriving at decisions. It is unfortunate and unacceptable to us. We will oppose the agenda in the house on Tuesday.”
BJP councilor, Arun Sharma said, “The contractor has defaulted on payments and is blatantly violating the laid bylaws while introducing paid parking on experiment basis. The employees of the contractor do not wear uniform nor are there CCTV cameras, the contractor has defaulted the payments. Why is he being favoured? Why no action is being taken so far, even when the penalties imposed against him have still not been paid?”
No parking space no cars
Meanwhile, MC is also mulling to make mandatory that residents should have parking space before they can register their car.
“This is not a viable proposal and is against the residents staying on rent or in high rise buildings. Instead MC should be making parking spaces for the residents in open areas and even think about opening parking in the markets to be used by residents to park vehicles overnight,”said BJP councilor Ashok Jha.
MC plans to buy tree pruning machine for Rs 1.80 crores
MC is also mulling to buy a machine worth Rs 1.80 crores for pruning the high and old trees. MC took this decision based on a report by its engineering branch which said old and high trees are posing traffic problems apart from obstructing the light of houses. The report pointed out at many places even the signages as well as traffic lights are not visible owing to the trees. Thus proposal to buy this tree pruning machine would be placed before the house on Tuesday for final nod.